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Price & Schedule

Price

$5,800.00 (includes meals and domestic flights)

Payments

  • $700.00 deposit, due with application
  • Balance due 120 days prior to departure

Price Includes

  • All transportation and lodging in Russia
  • Guided tours of both Moscow and St. Petersburg
  • All group camp supplies, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All pick ups and transfers ($100 each) if arriving on scheduled day. Please arrive by 3:00 p.m. (further details sent upon sign-up)
  • Excess baggage fees (you are allowed only 20 kg, or 44 lbs., for the internal flights in Russia)
  • All meals and lodging
  • All group climbing gear
  • All meals while trekking
  • All hut fees
  • Park fees, trekking permits and all tour fees
  • Guides (including American guides) multiple guides on summit day — south side only)
  • Snow Cat transport fees (while ascending – single trip)

Price Does Not Include

  • $25 wire transfer fee (If Applicable)
  • International airfare USA – St. Petersburg & Moscow – USA
  • Nonscheduled airport shuttles and hotels
  • Any transfers not on scheduled arrival and departure date
  • Russian visas
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fees, transport, extra hotel nights, etc.)
  • Personal gear
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents International
  • Single room supplement (hotels only)
  • For those requesting double room accommodations every effort will be made to pair you with another climber. A single room supplement will apply if a match cannot be made or if there is a last-minute cancellation.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All prices and dates subject to change

2018 Schedule

July 20 – August 3, 2018
Arrive Moscow 7/21. Depart St. Petersburg 8/3
Lead Guide: Vern Tejas (Subject to change)

August 3 – August 17, 2018
Arrive Moscow 8/4. Depart St. Petersburg 8/17
Lead Guide: Vern Tejas (Subject to change)

  • Alpine Ascents offers a 10% discount for those partaking in back-to-back climbs of Mt. Elbrus and Kilimanjaro, two of the seven summits. This combination offers an excellent opportunity to save money and experience two extremely different climbs, while completing two of the seven summits.
  • Alpine Ascents includes most of the incidental costs associated with this trip in the expedition price. Our price includes all pickups and transfers (usually $100 each). Also included is the internal round trip flight to Mineral Vody. All excess baggage fees for the Mineral Vody flight will be paid for by Alpine Ascents. Hotels upgraded to three stars; Snow Cats used going up the mountain are included in cost (single journey, multiple rides extra). Alpine Ascents has one of our current staff lead every trip along with pre-selected Russian guides. Multiple guides on summit day. We encourage you to compare our offerings to any other guide service.
  • All schedules account for round-trip travel from home country.
  • All land prices listed below; round-trip international airfare not included.
  • All land prices are per person, based on double occupancy. SRS available for an additional charge.
  • Dates and prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance (see bottom of page).
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Elbrus Cancellation/Refund Policy

Note: Alpine Ascents International highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions. Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Alpine Ascents International must adhere to a stringent refund policy.

  • Each deposit, regardless of amount, includes a $300.00 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 120 days or more prior to course, trek, and/or expedition date.
  • 50% refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 90–119 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89 days prior to course, trek, and/or expedition date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120-day deadline as stated above, risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, trip cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

Overall, this was a fantastic climb. I was not thinking of doing much larger mountains than Elbrus in the future, but this program, along with Vern’s amazing support, has convinced me to try some larger mountains, both for the achievement, but also for the fun of the experience!

Mount Elbrus double-coned summit. Left summit is the highest at 18,510 feet
Russian Orthodox Cathedrals in the Kremlin, Moscow.
Cultural Museum on Red Square, Moscow.
Climbers on an acclimatization hike, with Elbrus in the background.
Looking outside out hotel window at the Caucasus Range. Lucky 7
View from the new Elbrus Huts.
Relaxing at the top of an acclimatization hike, Elbrus in the background.
Snow Cat used to transport gear to our highest hut.
Sunrise on Elbrus summit day.
The last 400 feet to the summit.
High on summit day with the shadow of Elbrus under the full moon.
Ushba, one of the most famous mountains of the Caucasus.
Celebration party after summiting Elbrus.
Climbers high on summit day.
View of one of the new Elbrus Huts
View of one of the new Elbrus Huts
View of the new Elbrus Huts
Eugene and Nicolai, two of our Russian guides.
Sunflower fields outside Mineral Vody, southern Russia.
St. Isaacs Cathedral, St. Petersburg.
Peter and Pauls Fortress, St. Petersburg
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the greatest mueseum of Russia.
View of one of the new Elbrus Huts

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